EASTENDERS has revealed who killed Lucy Beale without answering the crucial question of who was looking after the cafe at the time.
After a series of red herrings lead them to believe Max Branning was behind the counter while Denise Fox looked after the car lot and Carol Jackson ran the Minute Mart, followers of the soap are angry their key concern was unaddressed.
Fan Donna Sheridan said: “Newcomers to EastEnders might think it’s all about murder, or family relationships, or a constant, soul-destroying parade of misery.
“It’s not. It’s all about who’s been left in charge of various small businesses.
“Whenever someone needs to do a killing or have an affair or give birth to an illegitimate child they always ask someone to mind the stall for them, knowing that viewers would be in uproar if a vendor of £6 crop-tops was left unstaffed.
“The reintroduction of Kathy Beale had me agog – as well as being Ian’s mum she’s got experience as landlady of The Dagmar, so there are all kinds of areas she could fill in – but frankly we’ve been left hanging yet again.”
The revelation that Lucy Beale was murdered by her 11-year-old brother Bobby has been largely ignored, because the character is too young to work in a customer-facing environment and therefore irrelevant.